Type Property

layerClass

Returns the class used to create the layer for instances of this class.

Declaration

class var layerClass: AnyClass { get }

Return Value

The class used to create the view’s Core Animation layer.

Discussion

This method returns the CALayer class object by default. Subclasses can override this method and return a different layer class as needed. For example, if your view uses tiling to display a large scrollable area, you might want to override this method and return the CATiledLayer class.

This method is called only once early in the creation of the view in order to create the corresponding layer object.

See Also

Configuring a View’s Visual Appearance

var backgroundColor: UIColor?

The view’s background color.

var isHidden: Bool

A Boolean value that determines whether the view is hidden.

var alpha: CGFloat

The view’s alpha value.

var isOpaque: Bool

A Boolean value that determines whether the view is opaque.

var tintColor: UIColor!

The first nondefault tint color value in the view’s hierarchy, ascending from and starting with the view itself.

var tintAdjustmentMode: UIViewTintAdjustmentMode

The first non-default tint adjustment mode value in the view’s hierarchy, ascending from and starting with the view itself.

var clipsToBounds: Bool

A Boolean value that determines whether subviews are confined to the bounds of the view.

var clearsContextBeforeDrawing: Bool

A Boolean value that determines whether the view’s bounds should be automatically cleared before drawing.

var mask: UIView?

An optional view whose alpha channel is used to mask a view’s content.

var layer: CALayer

The view’s Core Animation layer used for rendering.